Man in court for electrocuting daughter

2010-05-22 08:28

The case against a man accused of electrocuting his 16-year-old

daughter for wearing a tongue ring was postponed in the Durban High Court yesterday.

Sphiwe Morgan Dlangisa (38) appeared briefly before Judge Linus

Phoswa who postponed the case to August 16.

Dlangisa’s trial would begin at the Scottsburgh High Court and he

would remain in custody until then, Phoswa said.

An emotionless Dlangisa, seated in the dock with his head down,

wore a grey jacket with a blue t-shirt underneath.

The court papers say that on November 1 last year Dlangisa

allegedly killed his daughter, Nonkululeko.

The day before, Dlangisa had noticed that his daughter had a stud

pierced through her tongue. Dlangisa became angry and assaulted her in front of

her siblings.

He contacted Nonkululeko’s mother to view the stud on her

daughter’s tongue but continued to assault his daughter.

In the early hours of November 1, Dlangisa allegedly tied

Nonkululeko to an electric pole outside the house and electrocuted her, the

court heard.

Nonkululeko was rushed to a clinic but was dead on arrival.

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